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When our son was a teenage, he shared a Guns 'N Roses cassette that one of his friends had been listening to. I listened to it long enough to have my hair curl, and I refused to give it back to him unless his parents picked it up.
Rap music, in particular, can be especially crude and violent, but should it be banned?
In the 1970's, a group called Parents Music Resource Center tried to get warning labels put on cassettes. The group asked John Denver to testify in Congress, since he was the most wholesome singer they could think of.
It did not go well.
Charlton Heston also was not a fan of "racy" lyrics.
At a Time Warner shareholder meeting in July of 1992, he read the lyrics to ICE-T's "Body Count" album to a stunned audience. To hear those lyrics being spoken in his rich melodious voice had to be quite an experience.
In the end, free speech still won out.